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Here are some of the calls we have received lately:
"I saw in Mail Call the other day where someone wanted a recipe for homemade tomato soup. Tomatoes being at their peak, now is a good time to do it. First, take fresh tomatoes, dip them in scalding water and peel them; the skin will slip off very easily. Once they are dipped in scalding water and then put in ice water, make a little X in the bottom of the tomato and the skin will slip right off them. Chop your tomatoes, put them in a pan, bring to a boil, throw in a half stick of butter to about four cups of tomatoes, then after they boil, cook and get saucy, after about 20 minutes on high, they should be done. Then throw in a pinch of baking soda, use freshly ground cracked black pepper. When you throw in your soda, it will sizzle a little. Well, after that stir all around, then add a whole can of condensed skim milk, stir all around, bring back to a boil, be careful not to scorch, remove from stove. Then add one sleeve of crushed crackers. You can also use a can of tomatoes, a quart size."